Unit 7 Sandwich Blitz

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Unit 7 Assignment MT 140 Intro to Management Dalman feels he is spending way too much time trying to solve minor problems in the business and feels that these things should be left for the operational managers to solve. Self-managed teams are teams where workers are trained to do all or most of the jobs in the unit, they have no immediate supervisor, and they make decisions previously made by first-line supervisors (BATEMAN. (2013). M: Management [VitalSouce bookshelf version]). Self-managed teams offer a number of advantages that could be used at Sandwich Blitz; including stronger commitment, employee and customer satisfaction, improved quality, enhanced efficiency, and faster product and service development. There are some drawbacks though, one which self-managed teams are difficult to implement and they risk failure when used in inappropriate situations or without sufficient leadership or support. Some organizations have been disappointed with the results from self-managing teams. Putting one of these teams in place in Sandwich Blitz could prove to be highly beneficial to the production. Self-managed teams are difficult to implement, and Dalman along with Lei would need to take that into consideration and be willing to invest some of their time into developing the team and then removing their self once they feel comfortable with team handling the situations. By assigning managers under their level, the self-managed teams would be better equipped to handle daily activities. This would involve training the self-managed teams to better plan and determine what type of training would help manage their daily responsibilities. Once the self-managed teams are trained and assigned the goal would be to reduce Dalman’s involvement in having to go visit the operating locations and addressing manager operation concerns, and Lei would be able to completely

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